Fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital kills 3 patients

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Posted: Sep 04, 2015 1:40 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed three patients, while two more required treatment for smoke inhalation.

The fire brigade says another 12 patients were safely evacuated Friday from a ground-floor section of the Dafni hospital in western Athens.

More than 30 firefighters with 11 fire trucks managed to bring the blaze under control. The fire broke out in one of the wards, but its cause was not immediately clear.